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PM Modi inaugurates 2-day UP Investors Summit in Lucknow
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit 2018 in Lucknow today.
India, ASEAN should work together in digital arena: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Tue, Jan 23, 2018
The IT Minister also said that India and ASEAN members are negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement which may be firmed up by the year-end.
Aadhaar row: Centre says innovations can't be killed under 'garb of privacy'
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
As the row over alleged breach of Aadhaar raged, the Centre today said innovations happening in the country cannot be killed under the "garb of privacy" even as the scheme's architect Nandan Nilekani felt there was an "orchestrated campaign" to malign it.
Government restricts access of Aadhaar portal for officials
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
As per the report, UIDAI has overhauled its system to enable access only by entering the biometrics of the person whose details were sought to be verified.
Aadhaar data breach: Committed to freedom of Press, says government
Mon, Jan 08, 2018
Amid criticism of action by authorities over a newspaper report on Aadhaar data breach, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that the government is committed to the freedom of the Press and the FIR has been filed against "unknown" entities.
Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form -- spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp -- would be illegal and void
Cabinet clears bill for stricter law against cheque bouncing
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Prasad said the bill would amend the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 to bring "stricter provisions for cheque bouncing and incentive for the payee who suffers".
NIC-CERT centre formed to detect, prevent cyber attacks on govt networks
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Talking about the centre, Prasad said it will monitor the traffic and movement of information across various networks against any suspicious activity. It will also alert the concerned parties in case it detects any malicious activity. National Informatics Centre (NIC) helps government agencies build their digital presence.
India will assert its voice for the digitally deprived: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Fri, Nov 24, 2017
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India firmly stands for digitally egalitarian order where "we will lend our weight to those who are digitally deprived and marginalised but with logic, reason and moderation."
After PAN & mobile numbers, soon driving licences to be linked to Aadhaar
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
Even as the hearing in Supreme Court over the fundamental right to privacy as Government's move to include Aadhaar in everyday life of every Indian continues, a proposal to link your driving licence with Aadhaar numbers has surfaced.
IT industry in India will continue to witness layoffs at low-end skills for next 18 months: Experts
Mon, May 29, 2017
According to experts, the IT industry in India will continue to see the layoffs for the next 18 months at the low-end skills on back of automation taking over the routine tasks like application maintenance, bug fixing, manual testing, among others.
WannaCry Ransomware: Here are 6 steps you can follow to prevent cyber attack
Tue, May 16, 2017
The 'WannaCry' ransomware has attacked the computers across the world since last Friday but little is being talked about measures to prevent computers from such cyber attacks. Here are six steps you can follow to prevent such cyber attacks.
WannaCry: Should you stay away from ATMs?
Mon, May 15, 2017
After the WannaCry ransomware infected the computers across the world, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to operate their ATM networks only after machines receive a Windows update to protect the machines from the malware.
Our IT cos not stealing US jobs, but creating them: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Responding to a query on cyber security, Prasad said the government is concerned about it and is doing its bit to deal with the threat.
BHIM logs in 1.1crore downloads within 20 days of launch: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
The BHIM app downloads which have shot up in a matter of a few days "shows how India is changing" with regard to adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions, the Minister pointed out.
India to consider Apple's request for incentives with 'open mind'
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
Apple has sent a list of demands to the Indian government, seeking tax concessions and several other policy exceptions, as necessary pre-requisites before it starts production of its iPhones in India.
Tailor more products to Indian needs: Prasad to Google
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
The minister highlighted areas including cyber security where the technology giant could play a bigger role.
Google's Sundar Pichai announces digital training, dedicated cloud services for Indian SMEs
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
He announced the opening of a dedicated cloud region for India this year, apart from the digital training for SMEs.
Google's CEO Sundar Pichai to address India's technology market on January 4
Tue, Jan 03, 2017
Google`s India-born chief executive officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai is all set to address a domestic technology market with a focus on small and medium businesses in the country on Wednesday.
Govt to launch two incentive schemes across 100 cities to boost digital payments
Sun, Dec 25, 2016
The Union government will launch awards under the Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana-- twin schemes incentivising digital payments-- in 100 cities over 100 days, the NITI Aayog said on Saturday.